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  1. Lawyer's conviction in 'no win, no fee' conspiracy upheld

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... the conviction of a lawyer in the first proven case of an ancient crime that remains on the city's books. It involved a personal injury claim brought under a 'no win, no fee' arrangement. ... by others. Cheung was also convicted of champerty- when a person funds a case to win a portion of the compensation- and jailed for 16 months. Lo was jailed for 15 months. The pair helped Wong ...

  2. Mother, boyfriend convicted of 7 charges of mistreating children

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A mother of five and her boyfriend have been convicted of seven charges of mistreating children after forcing two of her sons to drink urine and choking one of them with a tie. Yeung Wing-ki, 28, and Chung Chi-wing, 27, pleaded guilty in Eastern Court. Magistrate Gary Lam Kar-yan adjourned sentencing to December 6 and released them on bail. The court heard ...

  3. Reform school

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Ai Weiwei One of China's most prominent contemporary artists, Ai is leading a campaign to document the identities of children killed when their shoddily built schools collapsed during the Sichuan earthquake, in 2008. He and his volunteers have identi ...

  4. Jobless man faces fight, assault charges

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An unemployed man accused of murdering a neighbour on a Tseung Kwan O estate and injuring another faced two further charges yesterday. In three separate cases in Kwun Tong Court, Ma Kwok-fai, 44, faced one count of murder, two of assault occasioning bodil ...

  5. Timothy Fok's son convicted

    Posted Oct 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng The youngest son of lawmaker Timothy Fok Tsun-ting was more than three times over the drink-driving limit when he crashed his BMW in July. In Eastern Court, Jeremy Fok Kai-yan, 21, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and drink-driving. Acting Pr ...

  6. Two men convicted of taking pictures up women's skirts

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A former corrections officer and a scientific assistant at the Observatory were both convicted yesterday of taking pictures up women's skirts in two separate cases. Scientific assistant Wong Chun-koon, 37, pleaded guilty at Kwun Tong Court to behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place. Magistrate Joseph To Ho-shing asked for psychiatric and psychological ...

  7. Man jailed over inheritance forgery

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A man who tried to seize a dead man's HK$5 million estate by forging documents and claiming to be his adopted son has been jailed for 21/2 years. Yim Chi-ming, 38, had been convicted in the District Court of using a false instrument. The court heard he forged a declaration, purportedly made by the deceased Chan To in March 2005 in the Wan Chai District office, stating ...

  8. Chen begins jail sentence but keeps his influence on pro-independence camp

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... an influence on the island's pro-independence camp. Chen, 60, who became the first former leader of the island to be jailed, was convicted last month of corruption while president from 2000 ... values' of the previously established One China, One Taiwan State alliance and to seek domestic and foreign support for its case that the former leader's conviction was politically motivated. ...

  9. No easy road for dissidents after Nobel win

    Posted Dec 31st 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu When jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo was honoured in absentia as the Nobel Peace laureate in Oslo earlier this month, tears welled up in the eyes of many exiled dissidents who were at the ceremony. To them, the prize was a much-needed morale boost an ...

  10. Shopaholic jailed for luxury scams

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A shopaholic woman who pretended to be wealthy to dupe staff at luxury stores and hotels into handing over about HK$1.2 million was jailed for two years and four months. Yeung Mei-mei, 32, a former student of the University of California, Los ...




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